Definition of bazaar in English:

bazaar

Syllabification: ba·zaar
Pronunciation: /bəˈzär
 
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noun

  • 1A market in a Middle Eastern country.
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    • Hone your haggling skills in Tunisia's markets and bazaars when you travel with Burnside Travel.
    • Lots of farmers markets, bazaars that were open on the street.
    • The bazaars, colorful food markets and constant flow of border-hoppers provide absorbing spectacles.
    Synonyms
  • 1.1A fundraising sale of goods, typically for charity.
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    • We had to borrow furniture and had to fundraise with Christmas bazaars, sales of work, that type of thing.
    • Easy Ways Products have been successfully sold through craft fairs, bazaars, horse sales and door to door throughout the county.
    • When you wander into the Tabernacle Church Hall it reeks of bazaars and jumble sales.
    Synonyms
    rummage sale, garage sale, yard sale; fundraiser, charity event; flea market, swap meet; fair, carnival
  • 1.2 dated A large shop selling miscellaneous goods.
    More example sentences
    • The goods which were sold at the bazaar were divided in three categories.
    • The streets are empty of passers-by, shops are shuttered, and bazaars are closed.
    • David Patterson of the 785th Combat Stress Detachment from Minneapolis, Minnesota, a frequent shopper at the bazaar.

Origin

late 16th century: from Italian bazarro, from Turkish, from Persian bāzār 'market'.

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